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2010;43:168-187. doi: 10.1177/0748175610384809.

Ability self-estimates and self-efficacy: Meaningfully distinct?.

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Shawn T Bubany, Jo-Ida C Hansen

UIID-EM: 17 Bookshelf ID: 2010-21292-002 DOI: 10.1177/0748175610384809


Conceptual differences between self-efficacy and ability self-estimate scores, used in vocational psychology and career counseling, were examined with confirmatory factor analysis, discriminate relations, and reliability analysis. Results suggest that empirical differences may be due to measurement error or scale content, rather than due to the meaningful reasons of frame of reference or language. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved). (journal abstract)

Keywords: ability; self-estimates; self-efficacy; vocational psychology; career counseling; factor analysis; discrimination; Estimation; Errors; Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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